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Snapshots & Scenes from November

Happy Monday! My little Snapshots and Scenes post every month is quickly becoming my favourite thing. It all started a few months ago when I first filmed little snippets of our daily lives. I’d never really done that before. I had tried to capture the milestones, the ‘big’ moments like the first steps, the first bike ride without stabilisers, bits of Christmas concerts and daring first attempts on the zip wire at the park. What I wasn’t recording was the everyday stuff, the ‘little things’ that make me feel so happy.

During the summer,  a group of fab creative bloggers and I came up with Snapshots & Scenes, a monthly project focusing on video and photos. The idea is simple: as you are enjoying the little moments with your family, record them on camera or film and share your favourite bits with us, ideally through photo and video.

On the first Monday of every month, I now put together a short video of no more than 60 seconds, to capture the essence of the month just gone. I generally start with about 30 minutes of footage, and although it is tough to select a clip rather than another, or to trim it so much that only 1 second remains, it is also pretty satisfying to see those snippets of our daily lives, the absolute gold nuggets from our month just gone. I have a lot to learn, so bear with me, but I’m having fun! Just scroll to the bottom to join us!

  • Sparklers
  • Dressing up
  • Dancing
  • School teddy bears
  • A weekend in Edinburgh
  • Play park in the dark
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bugs & feeling sick
  • A night at the Warner Bros. Studios
  • A trip to Parliament
  • Writing letters to Father Christmas
  • Sleepovers

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

 

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

 

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

 

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

 

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

 

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

 

On the first Monday of every month, I like to put together a little 'Snapshots & Scenes' video. This is our November in just 60 seconds.

Snapshots & Scenes… What’s that?

‘Snapshots & Scenes’ is a monthly project to focus on telling a story through video and photos. It can be a summary of the past month or highlight a special occasion or the little things.

Who can join in?

Absolutely anyone! We would love to find out about your little and big adventures, see what you did in June and hear your stories.

Who is behind Snapshots & Scenes?

Here is the team behind Snapshots & Scenes. My co-hosts are all talented photographers who have a lovely story to tell and it is a real honour to be amongst this inspirational bunch.

Kerri-Ann – ‘Life as Our Little Family’

Jenny – ‘Let’s Talk Mommy’

Chloe – ‘Sorry About the Mess’

Sara-Jayne – ‘Keeping Up With the Jones Family’

and little me!


8 Comments

  1. 05/12/2017 / 12:03 pm

    Oh lovely what beautiful moments you have snapped this month as always they are stunning and your kiddos look more grown up then ever. So festive on the video I am so excited for Xmas ahead. Loving this months snapshots & scenes from everyone. #snapshotsscenes

    • Mel
      Author
      05/12/2017 / 11:39 pm

      They’re growing up so quickly!!! Love them x

  2. 05/12/2017 / 1:13 pm

    Oh Mel, the lighting is beautiful in your stills and video this month. Love them so much. And that grumpy face! Little sweetheart x

    • Mel
      Author
      05/12/2017 / 11:38 pm

      I know, that little face, bless her!

  3. ViiviK
    08/12/2017 / 10:30 am

    Quel style, j’adore 🙂
    Bisous à tous !

    • Mel
      Author
      08/12/2017 / 10:35 am

      Hi hi hi, c’est un futur danseur, mon loulou!

  4. 08/12/2017 / 1:52 pm

    Oh, I love the dancing at the end of the video! Awesome moves! The Sparkler pictures are fab! Googles for onion cutting – Genius!

    • Mel
      Author
      09/12/2017 / 12:04 am

      We love taking pictures with sparklers. We’ve still got to manage writing a word with them, but we’re getting there 🙂

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